JAKARTA, Indonesia 

Indonesia’s top clerics on Monday urged Muslims in the country to follow government advice and limit religious activities to their homes during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The Indonesian Ulema Council clarified the provision was not intended to curb prayers and worship during Ramadan, but was only a measure to help the country in its fight against COVID-19.

“Keep the house as the center of activity and avoid concentration of worshippers in one spot,” said Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh, a spokesman for the council.

“Restricting crowds doesn’t mean limiting worship. In today’s context, avoiding large gatherings and

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